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    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Physical Therapy Department, 1st Floor, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA
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    One Day High Velocity Low Amplitude Technique Course

    Offered by the California Orthopedic Manual Therapy Special Interest Group of the CPTA

    Dec 2nd Palo Alto CA 

    (Approved for 0.8 CEUs)

    Abe Shamma, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, FAAOMPT

    and

    Ed Schiavone PT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT  


    Description:

    Common barriers to the use of HVLA techniques cited by physical therapists include lack of confidence and insufficient instruction.  These lead to underutilization of spinal HVLA techniques in clinical practice. This course will address specific barriers to implementation of HVLA techniques in the clinic, including safety, therapist confidence, and patient selection. Techniques will be presented with an emphasis on patient and therapist comfort, ease of use, and safety. Strategies to facilitate ongoing practice and technique refinement will also be discussed.  The course will primarily consist of lab sessions with interspersed instructional components. There will be a review of evidence pertaining to HVLA, indications/contraindications to HVLA, a discussion of VBI/CAD testing, and concepts related to the model of spinal positioning and locking for HVLA. Specific techniques and strategies from osteopathic and Australian traditions will be presented. There will be ample time for practice and one on one attention.

    Participants: Physical Therapists only

    Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:12

    Educational level: Intermediate/Advanced

    Tuition:

    • COMPTSIG members - $180

    • APTA members - $210

    • Non-APTA members - $300

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to:

    1.      Describe the limitations of clinical VBI/CAD testing and perform the recommended screening procedure.

    2.      Discuss current best evidence relating to the indications/contraindications and use of High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) techniques for the spine and extremities.

    3.      Describe and demonstrate spinal positioning and locking used in cervical, cervicothoracic, and lumbar HVLA techniques necessary to ensure patient comfort and safety while delivering an effective thrust.

    4.      Demonstrate enhanced proficiency and confidence in the delivery of HVLA techniques to the spine, elbow, and ankle.


    Instructors:

    Ed Schiavone PT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Agile Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency, Palo Alto, CA, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, Union City, CA.  PhysioTree, Redwood City, CA.                                                                         

    Ed Schiavone earned a BS in Physical Therapy from Youngstown State University, Ohio. He received his Orthopedic Manual Therapy certification in 2005.  Ed completed the Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in 2006 and has been an OCS since 2009. He is clinic director at Agile Physical Therapy in Palo Alto, CA.  Ed was the Agile Orthopedic Physical Therapy residency coordinator prior to taking on the clinic director position. As residency coordinator Ed has taught and mentored residents, and led faculty and education curriculum development. Ed has been on faculty of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship since 2011. As part of the fellowship faculty he mentors Fellows in training, teaches clinical reasoning in the use of manual therapy, and has taught many classes on thrust and non-thrust mobilization/manipulation. He also teaches continuing education classes on the topic of thrust techniques for the spine and extremities to physical therapists of all skill levels.  In 2016, Ed co-founded PhysioTree LLC, a healthcare information technology start-up specializing in clinical applications.

    Abe Shamma, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, FAAOMPT, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, Union City, CA

    Abe earned a BS in Physical Therapy from The State University of New York at Buffalo, and a DPT from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the spine. Abe completed the Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in 2006 and his OCS in 2007. He is a PT clinical specialist at Kaiser Permanente in Union City, CA.  Abe has been on faculty of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship since 2010. As part of the fellowship faculty he mentors Fellows in training, teaches clinical reasoning in the use of manual therapy, and has taught many classes on thrust and non-thrust mobilization/manipulation. He and Ed teach continuing education classes on the topics of exercise and thrust techniques for the spine and extremities.  



    • 06 Jan 2018
    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 1540 E. Alcazar St. Los Angeles, CA 90033

    SEMINAR DESCRIPTION:
    These seminars are designed for you to improve proficiency within examination, evaluation and intervention of musculoskeletal conditions.  Concepts of manual therapy, movement science and pain science are integrated to offer a broad scope of clinical practice for the orthopedic physical therapist looking for a residency level education.  Whether it is one individual module or the entire series you will find the content packed with clinical pearls and guidance to boost the value of your patient care experiences.     

    This seminar series is ideal for:

    • Improving clinical reasoning for common musculoskeletal conditions
    • within the context of (a) Description of Specialty Practice in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy published by the Orthopaedic Specialty Council, APTA and (b) the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice by the APTA.
    • Learning new skills for manual therapy, movement assessment, treatment modalities, and exercise prescription
      • 85% of class time is devoted to hands-on lab time
    • Refining old skills to improve effectiveness and avoidance of falling into common pitfalls
    • Integrating pain science into clinical practice to improve effectiveness with managing chronic conditions, enabling participants in this course to improve their effectiveness with physical therapy management of patients who have mental disorders co-existing with their physical disorders.
    • Providing a framework to assist in studying for the OCS exam
    Dates, Topics and Instructors
    January 6-7: Management of the Shoulder (Sean Johnson, PT, DPT, OCS)
    January 27-28: Management of the Thoracic Spine and Ribs (Sean Johnson, PT, DPT, OCS)
    March 3-4: Management of the Cervical Spine (Daniel Kirages, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT)
    April 28-29: Management of the Pelvic Girdle (Daniel Kirages, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT)
    May 5-6: Management of the Lumbar Spine (Daniel Kirages PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT)
    July 7-8: Management of the Hip and Knee (Daniel Kirages, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT)
    August 25-26: Management of the Foot & Ankle (Daniel Kirages, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT)
    November 10-11: Management of the Elbow, Wrist & Hand (Sean Johnson, PT, DPT, OCS)

    Location
    Course is held at the USC Health Science Campus at 1540 E. Alcazar St. Los Angeles, CA 90033


    Contact Information

    For more information call 323-442-3156 or email coned@pt.usc.edu

    Note: The instructor and/or the course host are COMPTSIG members, and they are offering a 15% discount to COMPTSIG members who attend. This notification does not imply COMPTSIG's endorsement or recommendation of this course.




Past events

27 May 2017 One Day HVLA Technique Course for PTs (Palo Alto)
25 Mar 2017 Spinal HVLA (Bay Area): Clinical Application and Skills Development for the Physical Therapy Student
18 Mar 2017 Spinal HVLA (Los Angeles): Clinical Application and Skills Development for the Physical Therapy Student
20 Sep 2016 Laurie Hartman's Spinal & Extremity Soft Tissue and Joint Manipulation One Day Special Course
11 Sep 2016 One Day Grade V Mobilization Course - Los Angeles, CA
13 Aug 2016 Spinal High Velocity Low Amplitude Techniques 2 Day Course
22 May 2016 One Day Grade V Mobilization Course - San Francisco, CA
11 Mar 2016 Essentials of Spinal Manipulation
17 Feb 2016 APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2016
09 Jan 2016 USC Orthopaedic Boot Camp 2016
07 Nov 2015 The Hip Joint: A Comprehensive Orthopedic Manual Therapy Approach
21 Oct 2015 AAOMPT 2015 Conference: "OMT: Minimizing Pain, Normalizing Movement, Maximizing Function"
26 Sep 2015 California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) Annual Conference
01 Aug 2015 Practice Update: Clinical Management of the Cervical Spine
30 Jul 2015 Advanced Manipulative Therapy for the Spine and Extremities
26 Apr 2015 Grade V Mobilizations Clinically Relevant, Frequently Used, Evidence Based Techniques
18 Apr 2015 The Hip Joint: Orthopedic Manual Therapy Approach
11 Apr 2015 2015 California Student Conclave
13 Mar 2015 Essentials of Spinal Manipulation
10 Mar 2015 PT Legislative Day
17 Jan 2015 Diagnosis and Management of Shoulder Pain
10 Jan 2015 USC Orthopaedic Boot Camp 2015
22 Oct 2014 AAOMPT 2014 Conference: Clinical Reasoning: The Science, Skills and Value of OMPT
16 Aug 2014 ANATOMY Review: A Cadaver Course, with special focus on the Peripheral Nervous System
09 Aug 2014 The Hip Joint: A Comprehensive Orthopedic Manual Therapy Approach
17 May 2014 Taping Techniques for the Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapist
26 Apr 2014 The Upper Quarter Pain Puzzle...Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of the Orthopedic Patient with Upper Quarter Neuropathic Syndromes
22 Mar 2014 2014 HVLA Techniques for Spinal Manipulation: Module II
20 Mar 2014 2014 HVLA Techniques for Spinal Manipulation: Module I
06 Dec 2013 A CLINICAL OVERVIEW OF MANIPULATIVE PROCEDURES OF THE SPINE & EXTREMITIES - DONATIONS ONLY Nov 24-Dec 6
09 Nov 2013 An Osteopathic Approach to Pain and Dysfunction in the Cervical and Lumbar Spine
02 Nov 2013 An Osteopathic Approach to Pain and Dysfunction in the Cervical and Lumbar Spine
22 Sep 2013 Spending a Day with Master Clinicians-the Richard Erhard Memorial Symposium
18 May 2013 Taping Techniques for the Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapist
20 Apr 2013 The Hip Joint: A Comprehensive Orthopedic Manual Therapy Approach
17 Mar 2013 2013 HVLA Techniques for Spinal Manipulation: Module III
15 Mar 2013 2013 HVLA Techniques for Spinal Manipulation: Module II
23 Feb 2013 Connective Tissue Release CS100
12 Jan 2013 2013 HVLA Techniques for Spinal Manipulation: Module I
30 Sep 2012 2012 IFOMPT Conference
30 Sep 2012 Spending a Day with Master Clinicians-the Richard Erhard Memorial Symposium
30 Jun 2012 Improving Outcomes Utilizing the McKenzie Centralization Concept and Manual Therapy in the Lumbar Spine
09 Jun 2012 Grade V Mobilizations (GPM-V) Immediately Applicable and Effective (Pomona)
24 Mar 2012 Grade V Mobilizations (GPM-V) Immediately Applicable and Effective (Sacramento)
08 Feb 2012 CSM 2012
27 Oct 2011 CPTA Advocacy Event
26 Oct 2011 AAOMPT Conference
24 Sep 2011 Spending a Day with Master Clinicians-the Richard Erhard Memorial Symposium
26 Jul 2011 COMPTSIG Statewide Membership Meeting
09 Feb 2011 CSM 2011
03 Oct 2010 COMPTSIG Business Meeting
03 Oct 2010 The Richard Erhard Memorial Symposium: Spend a Day With Master Clinicians
01 Oct 2010 California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference
22 May 2010 Lumbar Instability: Segmental Stabilization Progression into Functional Mobility. "Training for Quality of Life"
24 Apr 2010 Grade V Mobilization: An evidence-based course
27 Mar 2010 Grade V Mobilization: An evidence-based course
01 Oct 2009 COMPTSIG Business Meeting
01 Oct 2009 Looking Over the Shoulder of a Clinician

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